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. will the investigation put a dent into future sales? phil lebeau to answer that question for us at the auto show in los angeles. phil? >> hi, tyler. what's interesting is we're hearing a lot from elon musk on twitter today. we'll give you a taste of that in a little bit. let's focus on what this investigation regarding the model s is about. it's focusing on two battery fires here in the u.s. one last month just outside of seattle, washington, that's where this video is from, and another one earlier this month in tennessee. both of those fires are the focus of the investigation. by the way, nobody was hurt or killed in either of those fires, of which elon musk referenced on twitter today, he's been tweeting out about the fact that they are now the focus of an investigati investigation. he writes what makes this incredibly unjust is that the model s to date has the best safety record of any car on the road an then puts in parentheses, no injuries or deaths ever. it is still unclear whether this investigation will actually lead to a recall. it's not uncommon that they will do an investigation and then at
, our own phil lebeau with more details on that. >> reporter: good morning, kate. we're here at the l.a. auto so where as they get ready to open the show, a lot of talk is about what's happening with tesla. a few minutes ago, this tweet from elon musk, the ceo of tesla. he says why does a tesla fire with no injury get more media headlines than 100 gas car fires that kill hundreds of people per year? what he's referencing is the fact that the national highway traffic safety administration has opened a formal investigation into the model s battery fires. in doing so the agency said the investigation was prompted by recent incidents in washington state and tennessee that resulted in battery fires due to undercarriage strikes with roadway debris. nobody was injured, nobody was killed in either of the tesla model s fires and tesla this morning said it asked the national highway traffic safety association to launch a formal investigation. it brings up the question, will there be a rrl? this is what elon musk said at the deal book contract just last week when andrew ross sorkin asked him abo
, that would be bmw. new cla model has been on fire so far in 2013. >> our phil lebeau has been at the l.a. auto show today checking out the hottest new cars. he joins us with mercedes benz ceo steve cannon. >> thank you. we're in front of the cla because this has been red hot. tell us the type of buyer you're bringing in with the cla. >> all new buyers, conquest buyers. 80% of the those buying the cla are brand new to mercedes. trading in bmws, honda, toyotas -- >> mass market. >> that's what we were hoping for. those that sold in the 30,000 to $50,000 price point is significant. what's going on in the marketplace is you have luxury folks moving toward that point. and you have the mass manufacturers moving up. that's a battleground that's very significant. >> which brings up what happened in december, which is always huge for the luxury automakers. i was talking with one of your dealers yesterday and he said, boy, december is going to be a great month for the deals when it comes to luxury. how much more will we see this year compared to past years? >> for us it's going to be business as
. robert frank is here, phil lebeau is there. some of the states, folks, with the highest taxes also have the highest populations of millionaires. rob, you run the numbers on this. >> yeah. >> what did you find? >> big debate whether high taxes chase out the rich. i took a state by state millionaire count and overlaid the tax rates on those. some of the highest taxed states had the most growth in mull it ty millionaires, california number one in glowing multimillionaire population over the past year. the number one state on a percentage growth basis was massachusetts, that's also a pretty high taxed state and number one city for growing millionaires was new york city. with a 12 plus percent tax rate. so again, this could be despite the tax hikes in these places, not because of them. but basically this shows little correlation in how many millionaires a state can grow with the tax rates. >> really speaks, i guess, phil, more to the vibrancy of the economy. sometimes the sheer scale of the economy. i guess it should be no surprise that california would add the most. it's the biggest state a
, prompting companies around the world to open up more plans there, fill le beau joins us live from mexico with some more on this phenomenon. good morning, phil. >> reporter: good morning, kelly. we're on the floor of the plant for a japanese auto parts supplier. they are going to be building exhaust systems as well as control modules for nissan, general motors, mazda, they're exploetding here. they're in the midst of a hiring boom. they are going to 1,400 workers a year ago. by the time this expansion is done in the next few years, they'll be up to 3,100 workers. that's what we are seeing throughout mexico when you look at the auto and aerospace industry. this has become the hottest place for the growth of those jobs. primarily because it benefits from a number of factors, including trade agreements, low cost, et cetera. take a look at this, a lot of people sit there and say, around they shipping jobs to china? look at the cost difference for jobs and exports out of mexico versus china versus the united nations united states. they have to realize members ka has become the hottest export h
satisfaction. but, of course, this comes as the car is also under some government scrutiny. phil lebeau caught up with the head of national highway safety, the safety at administration late yesterday about its investigation into the tesla s. >> once we made that decision and once we talked to tesla about that decision, they were more than open about saying we want the highest level of scrutiny, we want to cooperate with you on every level of this investigation. they feel very strongly about the quality and safety of their vehicles. we have a lot of questions to have answered. they're willing to step forward to the plate and be collaborative is very positive. >> that's a very positive statement from the government. usually it's much more contentious. take a look at what strictland had to say about how long the investigation might take. >> no time frame. we really want to get this done right. sometimes investigations take a week, sometimes they can take several months. i have no notion or real indication how long this will take. but with tesla being willing to be proactive, hopefully it will be
happy. >>> some walmart workers and their supporters protesting low wages today. phil lebeau joins us with more. >> reporter: behind me about 75 people protesting low wages at walmart. we asked these people how many of you actually work for walmart? we found 3 people of the 75 who actually work for walmart. brings up the question why are these people protesting at this walmart and supposedly 15 wall marts around the country. they believe they should be bringing the minimum wage up to $12.50 an hour. in their words, that's the right way to help the workers earn more. >> it's about the choice that the company makes. at the end of the day, it is not fair that we as american taxpayers have to add to the bottom line of the most profitable company in america. we're talking about the world's largest employer. they can, indeed, afford to pay higher wages. >>> and again, the minimum wage for walmart workers is $8.80. it's a number of groups coming together, calling themselves jobs for justice. walmart has 1.4 million employees in the u.s. and the ceo says they do pay higher than most other ret
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